Papers of Thomas Lafayette Rosser, Jr. and the Rosser and Gordon families [manuscript] 1764 (1834-1910) 1969.

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Rosser, Thomas Lafayette, 1836-1910. Papers of Thomas Lafayette Rosser, Jr. and the Rosser and Gordon families [manuscript] 1764 (1834-1910) 1969.

Papers of Thomas Lafayette Rosser, Jr. and the Rosser and Gordon families [manuscript] 1764 (1834-1910) 1969.

The correspondence of the Gordon family, 1816-57, contains family & local Virginia news. There are some descriptions of home manufactures, and home remedies and an account of an 1824 lecture by a Cherokee on the Christianizing of Indians. General Rosser's Civil War letters to his wife Betty Barbara Winston Rosser avoid describing military encounters and dwell on his desire for promotion and transfer, his disagreements with James Ewell Brown Stuart, concern for his family's safety, & non-combat activities. He repeatedly avows that he will become a Christian & give up drinking, and was never previously married. Interspersed with personal letters are a few military ones including orders from Stuart and Wade Hampton regarding Valley campaigns. Post-war correspondence of Rosser and later of his son relates family activities in Virginia and Minneapolis. Among letters of interest are an enquiry from the Schofield Board reconsidering the Fitz-John Porter case, letters from Hampton and James Longstreet regarding Gettysburg, requests from Hampton, Longstreet and Gouveneur Kemble Warren on Rosser's position on certain dates, discussions by George Gordon Battle on obtaining coal lands options, and by Fitzhugh Lee on land speculation in Cuba and a letter from John W. Daniel on obtaining Rosser a Spanish American war command. The collection also contains a letter to Mrs. Rosser from Elizabeth Custer regarding Girls Club work and a statue of General Custer, wills from Hanover and Albemarle Counties, a 1902 description of Charlottesville, a 1900 survey of Rosser's Albemarle lands, and an 1871 map of railroad lands on the Missouri & Yellowstone rivers surveyed by Rosser. Additional correspondents include Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, Theodore Roosevelt, Pres. U.S., Pierce Manning Butler Young, James Jerome Hill, and James Hoga Tyler.

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